Motshwari relishing first Soweto Derby

Soweto Derby

This month will see the nation divided when Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs face off in the biggest fixture on not only the PSL calendar but also in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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The two rivals clash for the first time this season in what’s expected to be an exciting Absa Premiership encounter at the FNB Stadium next Saturday.

For Motshwari, who arrived at The Buccaneers from Bidvest Wits at the start of the season, it could be his very first fixture in front of a 70 000-plus crowd, but he is quick to remember that they still have a Telkom Knockout hurdle to get over.

“Yeah, but we have to concentrate on the game that’s on our hands now. I wouldn’t want to look forward to the Derby while we have another game to play,” Motshwari tells

“The Derby is a derby, and I’ve never played in one before so hopefully I’ll get an opportunity in this one. But, for now, like I’ve said, we have to concentrate on the next game.”

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Once that’s out of the way though, the 27-year-old knows all too well what the occasion means on the local scene, and says it will be an emotional affair should he be granted the opportunity to represent the one half of Soweto.

“It’s every footballer’s dream to play in a 90 000-capacity stadium that’s packed,” he admits.

“We know always in the townships things stand still when Chiefs and Pirates play, so for me it’s going to be an emotional day but at the same time I’ll be happy.

“That’s what you want to do when you’re a footballer, and those are the moments that you want to be involved in when you play football.”

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